How safe is it to get a COVID-19 vaccine, if you take hormonal medications?

Great question! Hormonal medications are often made up of the synthetic (man-made) female hormones: estrogen and progestin. While some medications are made of both estrogen and progestin, others are progestin-only such as Aygestin® or Depo–Provera®. These medications can come in a lot of different forms such as a pill (“the pill”), injections, implants, vaginal rings, or intra-uterine devices (IUD). There are a lot of different reasons why teens may decide to take hormonal medications. Some teens take it to stop painful periods, while others use it to regular periods and protect against pregnancy.

Regardless of the reason, hormonal medications and the COVID vaccine are safe! None of the COVID vaccines affect your hormonal medications. However, if you have questions or concerns, it’s always a good idea to talk to your health care provider (HCP).